Please, call me James
the UN already warned Ireland that they had to do something with the education ages ago. The old government just put their head in the sand. The new government might want to show the international community that they mean business and take human rights and the UN serious.
Well I hope this anyway!
I was aware of the whole UN/Human rights issue as of some months ago. I freely admit that before then I was just happy to complain about the system without actually looking at what people were saying about it and what measures had been taken.
Thing is, I was almost with George Carlin on this whole 'human rights' concept. This video sums it up I think.
(about 4 and a half mins in)
Once he gets past his usual observational type stuff, he makes a pretty funny point that also made me think. We don't have rights if they can move to take them away, make any arguments against them like 'majority rules', or otherwise infringe upon them. Unless they are totally inalienable, they're not rights. Just priveliges.
So when the government is told to 'shape up or else', and nothing seems to happen, I can't help but feel disillusioned